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The average time spent with subscription OTT video content in the US will surpass 62 minutes per day this year, up 23.0% from 2019, according to our latest estimates. That's an acceleration from 2019, when it grew by 15.0% year over year.

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In the US, People Are Switching to Digital for Live Sports Viewing

Sports are on hold in the US due to the coronavirus pandemic, but digital live sports viewership will still rise more than 14% this year thanks to continued organic growth and accelerated cord-cutting.

Social Networks See Boosts in Engagement Among Users, but Not Equally

More time spent at home during the pandemic means more time being spent on social media. But not all social platforms are benefitting in the same way. In our latest forecast on time spent with media in the US, we expect adult social network users to log an average of 1 hour, 22 minutes (1:22) per day in 2020, up nearly 7 minutes over last year.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Peter Vahle joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with digital video in the UK.

The Weekly Listen: Facebook Introduces Zoom Rival, How's Quibi Doing and Getting Back to Normal

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco discuss Facebook's "Messenger Rooms," how Quibi is doing, when people will comfortably resume certain activities, why the NFL draft broke records, Australia making Facebook and Google pay media outlets and more.

Netflix added 2.31 million net new paid subscribers in the US and Canada in Q1 2020, bringing the region's total subscriber count to 69.97 million. That's growth of about 5% year over year. The company attributed stronger worldwide growth to increased media consumption during quarantines.

The Weekly Listen: Peacock ... Kind of Launches, Goodbye Privacy and a Digital Upfronts

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss NBCUniversal's half-launched video streaming service Peacock, whether privacy will disappear during the coronavirus, Quibi's plans for TV, AMC's digital upfronts platform, YouTube showing creators which hours their audiences are online, how smart a dog is and more.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco joins global director of public relations Douglas Clark to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting eMarketer’s forecasts on time spent with digital video, including the role of connected TVs and smartphones.

The Weekly Listen: Quibi Arrives, COVID-19's Lasting Effects and a TikTok YouTube

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco discuss the arrival of video streaming platform Quibi, what the lasting effects of COVID-19 might be, YouTube's own TikTok, NBCUniversal cutting back on ads, what sports viewers are now watching, what happened in a small Alaskan town in 2002 and more.

The Weekly Listen: Reopening Retail, Zynn Pays You to Watch Videos and Good Deeds During COVID-19

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and principal analyst Andrew Lipsman at Insider Intelligence discuss what reopening retail will look like, what people feel when they multitask, a TikTok competitor that pays you to watch videos, good deeds during the coronavirus, the most popular payment methods, Queen Elizabeth's first job and more.

HBO Max Is Here. Now What?

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and vice president of content studio Paul Verna at Insider Intelligence discuss the launch of HBO Max. How is it different from HBO's other products, can its content compete and do Americans want it? They then talk about Disney+ reaching 55 million subscribers, programmatic OTT being set to surge and a new merged entity called NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal, joins eMarketer vice president of business development Marissa Coslov to discuss how the network is responding to the disruptions it faces from the coronavirus pandemic, including the rollout of its Peacock streaming service and the postponement of the Summer Olympics. Yaccarino said, “This structural change has given us permission to fix everything we already knew needed to be fixed.” Made possible by Salesforce.

The Weekly Listen: Spotify's Resilience, the Screen Time Battle and an NFL/Amazon Deal

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and forecasting analyst Peter Vahle discuss Spotify listening behavior, the screen time battle, a new NFL/Amazon deal, movies leapfrogging the cinema, out-of-home advertising in a COVID-19 world, where in America it's illegal to have a mobile phone and more.

A day after launching in Ulta Beauty stores, foot care brand Barefoot Scientist received unfortunate but inevitable news: Ulta's locations would have to close due to the pandemic. For the relatively new company, it was disheartening that consumers wouldn’t be able to test its products in-store. But like other brands coping with the pandemic, Barefoot Scientist has learned to adapt and focus on the present.

Netflix Climbs Further on Top of the Video Streaming World

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and Business Insider Intelligence senior analyst Audrey Schomer discuss Netflix subscriber and revenue growth. Will we see a "Netflix with Ads" option? Does the streaming giant have an impending content problem? They then talk about political ad spending, whether tablets will make a comeback and Google asking advertisers for identification.

US Consumers Are Flocking to TikTok

TikTok is experiencing a substantial boost during the coronavirus pandemic. It added more than 12 million US unique visitors in March, reaching 52.2 million, according to data provided to us by Comscore. Between January and March, its US unique visitor count rose 48.3%.

Live TV vs. Video Streaming During the Coronavirus Pandemic

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes and forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discuss what people in quarantine are watching. Will TV advertising dip? Which streaming services will gobble up new users? They then talk about Apple's new iPhone, how HBO Max plans to launch and empathy-led marketing.

The Weekly Listen: Disney+ Hits 50 Million Subscribers, Emails that Arrive on Time and Airbnb Grapples with Coronavirus

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and junior analysts Blake Droesch and Lucy Koch discuss Disney+ reaching 50 million subscribers, how Airbnb is doing, a tool that sends people emails when they're looking at their inbox, LinkedIn engagement, Apple and Google teaming up on contact tracing COVID-19, what's in the middle of America and more.

New polls on consumer responses to the coronavirus pandemic reveal that when it comes to fear, finances and boredom, generational stereotypes may not hold true.